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and humidity. that's the big story there. temperatures reach dangerously close high marks causing some cities to take action. we will tell you what they are doing. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30 in the morning. [ female announcer ] the counter. in most homes, it gets all the action. bring it. getting it clean again is easy with bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of bounty leaves this surface as clean as 2 sheets of the bargain brand. ♪ why use more when you can use less? ♪ super durable. super absorbent. super clean. bounty. the one-sheet clean picker-upper. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> 5:15. official say nine bodies have been recovered after a tourist boat sank in russia. more than 100 other people were still missing. it had over 185 people on board. reports say that the boat was certified to care yea maximum of 120 people. >>> tragedy in northern india. rescuers are pulling more bodies from the wreckage of a passenger train that derailed. the number of confirmed dead climbed to 67. and many more bodies are believed to be trapped under the twiste
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was a big plan for 10 or 20 years. he says the good news is we are not greece and the problem is solving with spending cuts and entitlement reform, and tax hikes. nbc news in washington. >> an end to the n.f.l. walkout could be in the foreseeable future. people familiar with the negotiations say they made significant progress yesterday. the owners have a special meeting on thursday in atlanta. they could potentially ratified a new deal. the lockout is now in the fourth month. thousands are expected to pack baltimore for artscape. it is the nation's largest free art festival. rob roblin joins us live. >> it is a beautiful day out here. there is lots of sunshine. it is not monitored 80 degrees like it usually is. that is the good news. -- it is not 180 degrees like it usually is. that is the good news. this started in 1982. a lot of artists were rolling in this morning. your artists from all over the country. -- you have artists from all over the country. they are setting up for people coming down throughout the weekend for artscape. this is the 30th anniversary. there will be special even
of thunderstorms overnight into tomorrow morning. beyond that we build into big time heat. we got extended forecast in just a moment here's traffic. >>> good morning. we're starting out pretty quietly so far. we have our construction being picked up between the beltway, cones being picked up to washington boulevard. this is 695 at wilkins avenue. we have traffic building in both directions but no incidents to report. if are avenue traveling 95 on either end from wash, you're dog okay. 795, no problems to report. charley? >>> oh my god. holy cow. right there. >> check that out, pretty cool, uh. >> he said hoe was on a flight to mill mile earlier in the month when the pilot ordered passengers to look at this incredible sun. he grabbed his camera and immediately started recording. >>> extreme heat still pounds much of the south and midwest. could it be inching closer to m coming up we have more on your weekly weather outlook and we'll have tips on how you and your family scan beat the heat. >>> the weekend box office belonged to one wildly popular boy wizard. so just how big of a weekend was it for ha
on. we'll start with the satellite and radar. we had big storms rumble through portions of the viewing area. yesterday it got quite dark and scary looking. all the storl activity has -- storm activity has pushed well off to the south and west of here. we do have the clouds still. a couple of showers popping up in central virginia now but most of the activity is in southwestern virginia, eastern portions of tennessee, western portions of north carolina, and southern west virginia. so that's where that is. we talked about the heat advisory. yes, there's a heat advisory that goes into effect at noon today. lasts until 8:00 p.m. all the counties you see there including washington, d.c. this is because with the heat in the upper 90s, the air temperature and humidity, it's going to feel like it's between 100 and 105 degrees during the day today. currently 78 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity 81%. so very uncomfortable out. winds out of the southwest now at 7 miles an hour. planner for today hazy, hot and humid. can't rule out a stray thunderstorm or two during the
for years just died. john mackey was 69 years old. >>> all right jamie, let's get into it. you can see big thundershower here in central hartford county. if you are bell air or also in cassel county, get ready. this is not a severe storm, but it will pack gusty conditions, some downpours and of course dangerous lightning. the main concern, and a storm flairing up. we'll keep an eye on that. other than that, you can see the clouds and storms firing up. boy this has been the other story. heat index values around triple digits, 99 in easten right now. this evening we fall slowly through the 80s, talk about the increased chance for showers and storms coming tomorrow straight ahead. >> think it's hot here, go down to d.c. after weeks of tense negotiations on capitol hill, congressional leaders from both parties met with the president to try and hammer out a deal to increase the nation's credit limit before the august 2 deadline. now with both sides drawing firm lines on what they are willing to cut, can any agreement actually pass congress? abc's karen travers with more. >> the debate over ho
in annapolis while a big storm complex was diving out of the city and howard county and around annapolis. they got a light rain by the naval academy, but heavy stuff just by cape st. clair and edgewood and beyond. this clearing sky was before the full moon which officially occurs tonight. annapolis and edgewater down to 68 this morning. same glen burnie. 65 towson a boomer came through here as well and looking at 64 with dry air. and light wind in westminster. overall looking at really nice weather for today. sunshine will take us all the way through. we will get back close to 70. by 8, we will push 85 as the two degree guaranteed high. let's talk about the traffic with tonya. >> reporter: we are doing okay 97 northbound harrisburg expressway no problems to report there either. let's look at jones fall expressway at northern parkway. no incidents to report. a lot more people heading southbound to the right of the screen. but just a little bit of volume as we speak right now. on east monument at bradford, we have fire activity. so look out for emergency vehicles there. also reisterstown r
warm things up big time next week. 85 today a good looking day and comfortable a few more clouds than yesterday. no big deal a good looking friday. tonight back down to 65 and seasonable. so those of you just barely flirting with the upper 50s this morning, i don't think we will have that tomorrow morning. check out the extended forecast. 87 tomorrow. and upper 70s at the beach. we will show outforecast next half-hour. we will push the upper 80s and more sun on sunday and here comes the 90s. it's summer and what we expect and most of next week will be inthe low to mid-90s. harry potter hotter forecast more thunderstorms and humidity. that's all for you. we are showing off for you. >> reporter: i wish it's better news for you. the good news is mta says bus and rail services are on time. the bad news is 95 is shut down southbound in cecil county. let's he look at 95 the tieding memorial bridge, all traffic oncoming northbound traffic over the bridge is open. north of here all of the southbound traffic is shut downdue to an overturned vehicle. get off at route 100 and use route 1 or pula
's big three credit rating agencies, warned it might have to lower the country's top notch credit rating if lawmakers don't come it an agreement soon on raising the debt ceiling. this a starnlgts moodeddy's said its action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit will not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of a short-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered, it would throw the financial markets in to chaos and the cost of were rowing would go up for everything from mortgages to car loans. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke warned -- >> i think the worst outcome is that at some point, you know, we default on the debt and that would creates a i said before a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headeded in to wednesday's meet which go all sides have described as very tense. republican majority leader eric cantor quoted the president as saying, i have reached the point where i say enough. would ronald reagan be sitting here? i've reached my li
" will be bittersweet will be sure a big celebration marked by big questions of what's ahead. >> bob thanks. also with us is charles bolden nasa administrator. >> good to be with you. >> there's a lot of criticism, including john glenn, by ending the program the way it's being ended without a backup plan this is ignoring a cardinal rule at nasa, saying there should be something else ready to go. how do you respond? >> we spent seven years with a well organized transition plan for phasing out shuttle and moving on to the next era. we're excited about what president obama is allowing us to do, working hard with the commercial entities we hope to fly our first commercial crew cargo missions early next year they will be american made rockets flying cargo to the international space station and starting to work with commercial entities, hope to release a request for proposal on commercial contracts to take crew to orbit, maybe three years after we let the contract we'll have a capability. >> many do see this and a number of astronauts have spoken over the last few weeks have said
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leak shut down i-270 for phi hours. if you've seen the volume of traffic on that road, it is a big deal. surae chinn is live in clarksburg where repairs are still going on as we speak. good morning, surae. >> good morning to you. the commute this morning will be much, much better. it will be improved because the roads are open. 270 wide open this morning. the only thing you really have to worry about is working around the work zone because it will be down to one lane. let me show you this work zone and where that main broke here. it is right there at the three pillars you see over there. that's to hold up the earth so it doesn't cave in. the big excavator, the one where the windows got blown out so you can imagine big pressure that was happening as that gas main broke. you can see the mud all over the place that caused this very dangerous situation. well, this happened around 4:00 yesterday and people were working through the night to make those repairs and also keep this place safe. traffic backed up as you mentioned, 270 was shut down just as the evening commute got underway. cars had
. the young wizard is already bringing in big bucks. >> peggy bunker has details. >> topping america's money, more pressure on the white house. with no apparent progress on raising the debt limit, moody's may downgrade the country's top- notch credit rating, which could crash markets. fed chairman ben bernanke says the central bank is ready to step in if the economy gets weaker but he told a house committee that he does expect the economy to strengthen this year and no fed moves are imminent. the final average body movemen -- a final harry potter movie has sold $32 million in tickets. there's trouble brewing in minnesota for beer drinkers thanks to the government shutdown there. miller agreements have expired, so they may have to remove their brand from store shelves. >> folks are not going to be happy about that with a big game coming up. how many beer drinkers do you think what women's world cup soccer? >> i don't know. >>> today is going to be one of those days when you walk out the door and you feel so good. it's going to feel great later this afternoon. a big change compared with yester
. >> i was just filling in the house and heard a big explosion. >> when hiram butler came outside, the vivid image esol stuck in his head -- the be the image he's all stuck in his head. apparently the driver of this white mercedes caused a three- car accident. police say it all started here in the 2000 block of liberty hyde 70. police say a suspect shot a man of times in his arm and leg and then took off in his car. police put out a description of the car. >> we got a call moments later stating that that white mercedes had crashed. it struck two vehicles, ejecting one man out of the vehicle, a van that was moving. >> the driver of the van was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition that he is expected to survive. at least two people ran out of the mercedes and try to get away. >> he was in the are not too far from where we are standing, and his leg was broken. >> moments ago we just located one of the suspects on ferndale drive. we believe there is one more suspect out there. >> the chart -- the search continues for that suspect. the suspect who is in police custody
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
to the 14th street bridge. in virginia, already a low ride approaching the braddock road exit. the big story is out in the clarksburg, maryland area. not going to be able to ac says the ramp to 121. stay to the left to get by. crews still taking away part of that roadway between 355 and 270. surae chinn will have more coming up shortly. your travel times over to the maps you go. the outer loop from 95 to 270 moving at a great pace. southbound 95, no problems down to the beltway. >>> at the top of the hour, let's get to some of the stories happening today. first lady michelle obama will be in california to attend a memorial service for betty ford. the former first lady died friday at age 93. former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton will also attend. former first lady rosalynn carter was chosen by mrs. ford to deliver a eulogy. >>> a federal judge here in the district is expected to seat the jury in the roger clemens trial. he's accused of lying to corn about his steroid use. clemens attorney said the former pitcher may not be taking the stand in his own behalf. >> goats will be grazi
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
. tonight though, a big time heat situation tomorrow coming up. >> all right wyatt. well it's a baltimore tradition on a hot night like this to just sit out on your porch or on your steps and catch a breeze. that was the game plan until storm clouds arrived and you're welcome mat. here is one steamy and stormy night. rosy. >> it was a hot and steamy night jamey all over the area as folks tried to deal with the weather and how it changed. i mean, we had some storms there, especially up in this area, really heavy rains coming down flooding parking lots, a mess out here. what's touched this all off was all the high heat and high hud we had during the day. guess what folks, for many people out there, they are going to have to figure out how to deal with all this high heat again yet tomorrow. >> no matter what the weather, they have to get their laps in. with the heat in the low 920s, this is part of being a runner, although admitted leah slow runner today. >> three laps. >> very slow. >> does the heat make you slower? >> yes, definitely. >> oh, man. >> you can tell can't you. he does know whe
your kids are big fans, right? >> my son has read each but half a dozen times >> hopefully you'll pick up a few extra tickets down there. >> we will have much more on the harry potter excitement coming up in just a few minutes. barge campbell is going to talk to one of the young stars. he gives us his review of the final movie. i will tell you that he was very excited to pass it along. >> here we go. >> coming up, the prime-time emmy nominations are out. there were some obvious front- runners this year. >> a marine at quantico proposes an interesting question. >> of firefighters said the city is trying to turn them into police officers and they do not like it. >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00, underside. >> d.c. has a new idea to keep the summer job employees safe on payday. >> the idea has firefighters fuming. >> the idea of posting firefighters in neighborhoods to deter crime is not a popular one. >> the potential is there. >> is a robbery starts, what are they supposed to do? >> the idea comes from -- when firefighters are not busy with other tasks, they should part and deter
. we will show you the video from earlier today. the weather has been the big story today. you will see some lightning strikes right near the launch pad. there was a meeting that just began at 4:30 this afternoon. they're trying to determine if there has been any sustainable damage. they are out there walking launchpad bird table continue to do that throughout the night looking for any other issues. 70% sounds like a daunting number of. but they have actually launched here with a 90% chance that it would not happen. the last thing you want to do is scrubbed the launch for another day or so and it turns out that the weather is beautiful. it does not look good right now but they will continue to look at it. >> it is business as usual until they decide whether or not -- and they will make that decision. it will happen in the wee hours tomorrow morning. >> 2:00. >> able prepare for the final launch pad today i got a tour. they are inviting all of 11 astronauts to witness this launch. we got a chance to a call -- to talk to them. we will have that letter for you. >> ok. we will keep our fing
to what they call their big friendly pack. it's a case of perception. he was a five-year old 110- pound rott and his owners say he was a good friend and buddy to their children. >> he was like my child. he grew up with my kids, he -- my daughter pulled on his ear, my son. >> reporter: on tuesday an officer was unloading groceries, a couple walked by with his dog, he was going you door and the dog ran off the porc h into the neighbor's yard. >> they were walk their animal when the dog approached them an aggressive manner. the man said he tried to flee but he was forced to fire in order to protect himself. >> as he -- i yelled at him to stop. as he started to slow down the man pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. >> reporter: the ma dog was shot in the dead and died instantly. patrick said he then got scared of for his own life. >> i was on my knees and the man was still pointing the gun at me and he never said anything, just backed up. >> reporter: they say their dog has gotten out before and run off after other dogs but three years ago he was trained. they say he was eight fee
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killed. luckily the round penetrated something else that saved his life. >> a big hole in the gun that's all it was it. and he had a wealth right here. he never get shot, though. just got grazed i guess. >> reporter: he found a disassembled assault rifle. he is being held without bond. the police officer was treated and released from shock trauma hours after the shooting. >>> today a baltimore city cop accused of operating a drug ring will go to court for a bond hearing. daniel redd was arrested earlier this week for alleged participation in a heroin organization. now an affidavit says he got the heroin from a supplier in africa. the document goes onto say he was in police uniform armed with a handgun while conducting thetransaction at work. >>> an update this morning on the baltimore journalist missing in libya. matthew vandyke's mother and dutch ruppeersberger reports two independent sightings of vandyke in the tripoli prison. they are working to confirm the sightings. he disappeared in march a week after going toly yeah to write about the uprising. >>> news time 6:05. the latest on
of his dead pet but all told him the dog was too big. >>> more apologies from rupert murdoch will run in several british newspapers tomorrow as the fallout from the phone hacking scandal connected to portions of his media empire continues and expands. this is some high-profile celeb -- this, as some high-profile celebrities are suing scotland yard claiming it knew about the hacking and did nothing about it. prime minister david come ro under fire for private dinners and weekend trips with murdoch and other top news dorps executives. >> venezuelan president, hugo chavez, headed back to cuba for more cancer treatments. he's scheduled to undergo chemotherapy after having a few more removed last month. before leaving venezuela he handed over some power to his vice president and planning minister. chavez had been urged to hand over all of his power but he refused. it's not been disclosed what type of cancer he's battling. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. 17 days until the default deadline. mike has the lat
. >> jim vance is here now with his one-on-one. big day, jim. >> yeah, jim and pat, thank you. the president stepped away from his discussions with congressional leaders today to talk to us about the current economy, and the hardships that it it puts on working people here in washington and all over the country. >> people all across the country are going through a tough time right now. and nobody is thinking about it each and every day more than i am. because i get letters from folks, i hear from people who are doing the right thing, trying to make something happen in their lives and they're just having a difficult time in what is a really tough economy. what i would say to folks is that we are doing everything we can to make sure that the economy is growing, but we're also trying to do everything we can to make sure that if somebody wants to get trained for the jobs of the future, that those training programs are available to them. if young people are ready and willing to go to college, then we're going to try to make sure that they can afford to go to college. and that we ar
or click today. >>> here comes a big spaceship. your weather first time now. >> inundated by heat and humidity by another planet. >> 86 degrees. >> heat index is 97. it will be 102, 103 this afternoon. >> but it feels like -- >> it is hot! it is pretty miserable out there. today and tomorrow, will also be a couple more miserable days. excessive heat warning today and tomorrow and today on top of it all, air quality has gone from code orange to code red. it is unhealthy for everybody. limit your time outside. don't mow the lawn. try to gas up after dark or before sunrise. and drive throughs, don't do them. turn your car off, don't waste the gas. here is a look at the day planner on this really sticky, steamy friday morning. by 8:00, we'll already be in the upper 80s. anybody want to eat out on the patio? unless you have one of the misters, i don't think it is going to happen today. we're in the lower 100s. the record at national is 103. the record at dulles is 98. that one i believe will fall. there is also a threat, not a high enough one for most of us. a threat for a thunderstorm
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dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another maj
rupert murdoch's vast media empire. which includes some big brand names in this country. cnbc's david faber joins us in new york for some insight. david, this has now reached to one of murdoch's top deputies. what does this do to his damage control efforts. >> he's been trying to do damage control since the middle of last week in some ways when he finally started to distance himself from rebekah brooks who resigned, of course, a couple days later. the scandal does not appear to have crested yet. despite giving up the purchase of b sky b for what would have been a $12 billion deal for news corp., a huge important deal they wanted to complete in the uk and, of course, letting go of rebekah brooks and his long time lieutenant les hinton. >> on a personal level for murdoch and especially his son, are they in some sort of legal jeopardy? >> james murdoch has got to be the focus right now. because of course rebecca brooks and les hinton both having been gone, james murder okay runs news international. he has the number three position at the company, essentially, after chase carey, an execut
. >> hopefully we can come up with this big robust deal that we have been trying to get. but until we do that, we're going to have to look at other alternatives, and his is one of them. >> house democrats and republicans are meeting behind closed doors this morning to review the latest proposal. nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the federal government struggles to retain its status, maryland has retained its top notch bond rating. this comes low interest rates for things like construction projects. the bond sale is set to run from july 22 thru july 25. seven states in the nation have managed to maintain that aaa status. carl stokes has proposed a charter amendment which would require the city to slash its tax rate by half over five years. it would be a question on the ballot for voters to decide. a public hearing is scheduled for next tuesday afternoon. >> phillips seafood is not going far. philips is pulling up stakes this fall. the new location will be a short walk down the harbor at the side of the former espn zone. >> phillips opened in 1980. it was so desolate. right now, this is the faste
attorney rushed her out of jail and into an suv pass some reporters and onlookers. safety has been a big concern. she has received death threats since being acquitted of killing her daughter. after taking on a bus-sized canister of trash, astronauts will say goodbye to the space station. atlantis is scheduled to undock from the space station on tuesday. >> the government is wrestling over raising the debt limit. more americans are paying down their personal debt. consumers have reduced debt by more than $1 trillion. the number of delinquent loans wo years.0% in to this year' a new bill would call on a five- year freeze on cell phone hikes. consumer as are paying about $92 a year on cell phone bills. the wireless industry supports the bill. would you read a book by casey anthony? more consumers are stocking up big time on grocery trips. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. more americans looking to get more bang for their books. thing to buy bigger quantities of things. you have seen the sales like b a for $10. of tuns f the biggest slump in corn in three
. >>> you will be able to see the darling of the republican party on the big screen soon. sarah palin's movie opens todaych the film details the former governor's rise to fame. and find it at amc theaters across the country. >>> his lawyers say they need more time but a judge has begin the green light for the trial of former presidential candidate john edwards. he is accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions to help him hide an affair during his unsuccessful bid for the white house back in 2008. his attorneys wanted to push the trial back to january but a judge said yesterday they should be ready to go in october. >>> in the weeks since casey anthony was found not guilty in the killing of her daughter, her bank account has been boosted. donors from as far away from canada has been sending money to her account. her account has gone from 264 dollars to nearly 500 bucks in the days since the verdict. she is scheduled to be released on sunday. >>> and good news for footballfans. there's hope and agreement in principle. could be coming in the nfl labor talks. marathon talks yeste
the overnight period, 1:00 a.m. big time storms down southern calvert, st. mary's county. those have since left. behind it, it is quiet this morning with temperatures running in the mid to the upper 70s across the metro. 81 here in washington. 76 in sterling. 77 in columbia. and andrews is 76. widening the pics, culpepper and cumberland, manassas at 72. your highs today, we can deal with this. temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s for most. us with the chance for storms. angie goff. you've got traffic. >> very good this morning. thank you, howard. hello, everybody. hope you're off to a great start on this monday. so far, so good out there. green light stays on. we want to take you to our maps. notice no incidents across the way. zooming on in to 66, clear out of haymarket making your way to centreville. we'll move it on to our maps again, i want to show you everyone is checking out ok. still down to 95 though going northbound. we're still looking at about a 50-minute commute. not bad out of fredericksburg toward the mixing bowl. as for your travel times on the outer loop, we're track
in front of all the members of the media, where casey anthony is at this hour is the big question a lot of people want the the answer to but we do not know her lawyers were successful throwing members of the media off in the overnight hours. but take a look at the video, a pool of photographers shooting every aspect of her departure last night 14 after midnight, walking right out the front door, wearing a pink polo shirt her hair in a bun primary defense attorney jose baez right by her side they then got into a motorcade with two suvs and a white follow car left this location and went to a parking structure bank of america building not far from here downtown orlando that is where the bait and switch happened those suvs did not reemerge different cars did we do not know which one casey anthony was in the news helicopters were flying overhead trying to track where she was headed next they lost her around that time we can tell you that there was police activity at the orlando executive airport across town a private airport that accommodates private jets a plane was fueled up engines runnin
as the last big carrier to offer that unlimited data service. >>> natalie portman's baby now has a name. alif. "people" magazine says the baby boy was named after the first led of the hebrew alphabet. he's now 3 weeks old. >>> it's the end of two eras in daytime soaps, but today abc announced "all my children" and "one life to live" will be available online. >> both shows were sold to prospect park set to launch its own hulu like venture. executives at prospect park say they will continue the same story lines and characters and pick up right where the tv finales left off. >> guarantee, you won't miss a beat. >>> well, it's the beginning of the end for one of the most successful movie franchises in movie history. the last "harry potter" film premiers tonight in london. 8,000 fans camped out for days in trafalgar square, lining a nearly mile-long red carpet in order to see the stars arrive. at least one devoted fan explained nothing is stopping her from getting a front-row seat. >> been here about 72 hours. we've been counting down somewhere. and i'm sunburnt from monday and tuesday when it was
demanding no deal on the debt without big cuts. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelmingly, cut the spending, cut the debt. >> reporter: in fact, americans are divided. 55% of the usa today poll said spend ning is problem, 55% in the nbc news poll said not hiking the debt ceiling is a serious problem. president obama says both issues could get fixed by the gang of six. more than 50 senators from both political parties attended today's gang of six meeting up here. that's a positive sign. now, getting the details worked out in time to beat the august 2nd deadline, that is plan a. >>> robert gates has signed a two-book deal. the publishing group says gates agreed to write a memoir and a work on leadership. gates stepped down july 1st after serving as defense second for 4.5 years, he was first hired by george w. bush and continued serving under president obama. >>> new york city's going to hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on sunday. it's the first day same sex marriages will be legal there. lawmakers approved gay marriage last month. couples can
, and smartest associates, only at hhgreg, we help. >> wjz viewers step up to the plate in a very big way. >> and the maryland food bank is the real winner here. >> orioles fans donated 4600 pounds of food at the wjz and masn orioles food drive. >> that was more than we collected last year. it was great to see money donate to go a good cause. >> we're a proud sponsor of the food drive. >>> to say my bucket was very quiet on saturday. >> was it? >> a lot of paper in it. >> i know. that's good. that's what's changed this year. you know what i was saying? cleveland cash is good for us too. they were good for us. >> i complimented the cleveland fans because they were incredibly generous and i wanted them to know that even though we wanted to run them in the ground on the diamond, we wanted them to donate. >> and we did. >> we did, yes. a role reversal at the airport. >> nothing really surprises me i guess, so -- >> i'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner -- >> the airport attack that everyone is talking about. the big trouble a passenger is in for turning the tables on the tsa. >> the legal
. also in the chase for that award are the "big bang cheetheory" "" "the office" "30 rock" and "parks and recreation". steve car rel has yet to win an award. among his competitors, matt le blank in his comedy "episodes." marc barger, nbc news. >>> the buzz is building for something that rock and roll hasn't seen in a long time. the super group. >> yeah, the group, this band is called super heavy. mick jagger, dave stewart, josh stone, ar raman who won oscars. the first cast of characters that formed the band, rock, regular reggae, pop and soul. a tour is due out this september. >> can't wait to hear it. >>> coming up on news4, a scientific break through that's giving dentists and their patients a reason to smile. >>> and why this man is wearing a pasta strainer on his driver's license photo. the answer is coming up. >>> and for all of your news, be sure to follow news4 online. just search nbc was noirm now, this is more like it. >> yeah. >> just want it to hang on, right? at least for the weekend. >> as long as you can, you know, can keep it hanging on. >> right. gorgeous evening, in
'm gonna d chas veces fueron su show, showing myself farming and cutting down those big trees and planting good stuff and doing all that kind of political farming. oprah: what's it gonna be called? >> "roseanistan." oprah: "roseanistan." roseanne barr's new book "roseannearchy." "roseannearchy." thank you roseanne. bye, everybody. that was great. that was great. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] l preservatives? ♪ ♪ so get real. try sierra mist natural. naturally sweetened with real sugar and nothing artificial. for a crisp clean lemon lime taste. deliciously refreshing sierra mist natural. the natural one. for a refreshing twist add a splash of your favorite fruit juice. go to facebook for delicious drink ideas. upper 80s in new york. an93 in atlanta. we are having some great weather right now. no humidity. it's really nice. >> punishing. >>> we're going to talk about facebook. go to our wnnfans page.com. facebook's added yet another string to its bow yo
with the expectation or their expectation that you would talk about the debt ceiling and that big issue the president is dealing with right now. but that -- obviously, you had other places that needed to be addressed, as well. >> well, you know, the white house had in mind, the president want to get his message out to the american people. as he has promised those congressional leaders he is going to do, he is going to take his case to the american people with regard to raising the debt and cutting spending and all of the other issues they're talking about. but there are some issues that i think are pretty germane and relevant and important to people in washington and in the washington area. and i kind of had a notion that the president would not mind talking about those things specifically. he's talked a lot about the debt ceiling. he talked about that, and, you know, i kind of figured that folks who are going to be watching "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast, ey'll get a lot about that on the debt ceiling. but i think there are some other kinds of things that folks in washington want to h
on debt and because we have no choice. and few we heard from today felt it's a problem too big to fix. >> iron it out and make it happen because you will affect americans bread and butter americans. >> jim avila reporting and here are five facts from reason magazine about the debt showdown. congress raid the ceiling 102 times and it was first instituted in 1917 and august 2nd is an arbitrary date both sides are use the august 2nd deadline to negotiate terms. reaching the debt limit is not the same as defaulting on the federal debt. >>> and head to abc2news.com and look at the slide show for continuing coverage on the debt showdown. find out what it means to you and your family. >>> federal prosecutors in philidelphia say a tug pilot who steered a barge into a small duck boat agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter. two hungarian tour wrists killed in last year's collision on the delaware river. according to court documents, tug pilot was consumed by a family emergency and moved to a lower wheel house where his view of the river was obscured. >>> minnesota's government shut
increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. >>> right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks insi
's hot, sir. >> big heal brings big storms and sometimes will bring out the local photographers. we had a nice collection of a very talented amateur and even semiprofessional photographers. sarah williams who has been grazing us with awesome photos sent had in from bel air. her backyard with the fish eye lens i love this. in fact, if coy take a position of some of the pictures she sent, i think that would be cool. let's show you what it looked look at chesapeake beach. april hill checking this out. that's awesome light. lightning is not a easy thing to capture on film i wonder if they have to keep the shutter open or how they capture it. this morning, down to 75 at bwi. 82 in richmond and by the way heat index values pushing 79. it's 87 on the heat index scalein ocean city. storms back to the west. we could have a little burst of a shower next couple hours. otherwise, we are looking at more heat. 97 will do it for the two degree guarantee and feel like 105. so heat advisory and then we break some of it tomorrow. tonya how about the traffic. >> reporter: marc train 401 is five minutes de
? the only response we got was, "she's safe." >> reporter: anthony's safety has been a big concern to those around her. her attorneys say she's gotten death threats. she's been vilified online. even at the sight where little caylee's remains were found, there was anger mixed in with the mourning today. >> to remember the crime that someone is yet to pay for. >> reporter: that anger may leave anthony paying in other ways. for high security. though she left the jail with just $537.68 from her commissary account. some say a paid interview, movie or book deal may not be far behind. for now, out of sight, but perhaps unlikely to stay out of the spotlight for long. >> i'm just ready for it all to end. i would like to see something else on my television. >> reporter: of course, there are others who can't wait to get their first glimpse of casey anthony in her new life. tonight, lester, no one is saying where she's spending her first full day of freedom. >> kristen, thank you. >>> you didn't have to be a soccer fan or even fully understand the game to be caught up in the drama that took place a sho
the times plant as you approach bladensburg road. and on the rails, big delay. this is on the marc. brunswick east, train number 890, your delay is 21 minutes. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. back to you, joe and aaron. >> danella, thank you. >>> new from overnight, holy cross hospital is fully operational now after a fire caused evacuations there. montgomery county fire investigators tell us that a heating and air conditioning unit outside the building caught fire around 11:15 last night. smoke got inside the third floor, which includes the maternity ward. hospital staff moved some patients to another part of the building while fire crews put out the flames. fire crews say no patients were in any danger. >>> the august 2nd deadline is many looin looming, and there is still no debt limit compromise. president obama will hold another press conference to update the nation on his efforts to increase the limit. melissa mollet with more on what the president is expected to say. >> that news conference is scheduled at 11:00 this morning. this comes amid new hope a deal c
-old son. knees very much knew daddy was on a big ship and we had a calendar set up and every morning he would put a sticker up because he didn't have a concept of what a day or a month is. so he put a sticker up and it was circled when he left and when he was coming home. >> he will be home for nine months before leaving for another deployment. >>> all right. don't you hate it when you get a call on the cell phone and don't recognize the number. >> do you answer? >> no. >> take one cell phone provide here wants to take away the guessing game a new feature for your phone but one we used to use all the time. >>> potter fans rejoice. the muggles get ready. midnight shows across the country, the final chapter in the harry potter saga and it's not released every where yesterday, this movie is already setting records. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> welcome back. a new study is shedding light on the people out there using their ipads. the university of missouri surveyed more than 500 ipad users couches and easy chairs and those areas appear to be the most commonplaces that respondent use
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